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ukraine shaky. >> a look at ebola i'm phil lavelle in hollywood. we don't have long to wait to see who won what. the question asked by some - who do the award really represent? the syrian government has condemned a turkish military operation into morne syria, calling it an act of flagrant aggression. hundreds of turkish soldiers were to move an otto man tomb given to turkey in 1921. damascus said it was informed but did not give its permission. bernard smith has the details from istanbul under the cover the night the turkish military crossed the border into syria. moving through territory controlled by i.s.i.l. they were headed to a piece of turkish soil the size of a
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football pitch. the tomb of suleman was left under turkish control when the french drew the borders in 1921. suleman was the first otto man shrine. they stationed 40 or so troops at the shrine. >> translation: turkish troops entered with armoured vehicles and soldiers. 2230 g.m.t. our troops reached suleyman completed the mission and a ceremony was held. >> reporter: smim tapiously the -- simultaneously the turkish flag will be planted. it's still in syria, but only just. the spot is up against the border.
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within sight of turkey's military. by dawn the operation was over. the government said it was done without coordination of syrian kurds, who control the border. nor was the syrian government in damascus involved. the turkish government that is no appetite to involve the military in the war in syria. it may have needed to pull the troops out of the shrine to avoid the risk that i.s.i.l. attack them forcing turkey's hand. it comes as turkey and the u.s. agreed to train the free syrian army fighters the first time they agreed to take an overt role in the battle against i.s.i.l. i'm joined in london by a former brigadier general in the turkish army. as bernard said the turkish government doesn't seem to have appetite to engage in syria. ar what the syrians are
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announcing as blatant aggression, and them saying there'll be repercussion how is it developing. will there be an escalation here? >> i don't think so. i don't know how, and based on what syrian government is calling this an aggression. if there is any aggression the syrian territory is address by other actors for a long time. what i can call the turkish operation, well planned, well executed. it was a sad accident in the which the turkish ncos were killed in action this is an indication of the determination not to get involved in the turkish syrian war.
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>> if the syrians retaliate as they threaten to because they say they didn't give permission for turkey to enter syrian territory, the turks will have no choice but to get involved further, wouldn't they? >> i don't think this will ever happen. the syrian regime syrian government is too careful, too experienced. i don't think any retaliation could come from the syrian side. regarding the permission - the turkish government - it's clear, i'm talking based on the press release by the foreign ministry that the turkish government informed the syrian government and if syria expected a delay of the operation by turkey waiting for permission they are
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expecting too much from turkey. >> i wonder why now. the turkish government until now had been reluctant to intervene in syria, they were under pressure to help the turkish forces in kobane. they intervened then. there'd been threats in the past. i.s.i.l. made threats. why intervene now? >> the situation, the two situations, kobane and this one is completely different. kobane was an incident beyond turkish incident and borders. the operation was executed to in a sense, to extract turkish military from a very serious threat. i mean turkey had to conduct this operation, and there is a
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sound international law basis which is 1921 ankara agreement in this respect. any intervention on the turkey side in kobane case was illegal from international low perspective. the recent operation to extract the military from the tom was completely legal. which the syrians are denouncing and saying is illegal. >> of course. >> thank you for taking the time to speak to us. former brigadier general in the turkish military thanks for your time. >> ukranian forces and pro-russian separatists agreed to pull back heavy weapons from the front line on sunday. both sides have a 2-week period to withdraw their arms part of a wider ceasefire agreement signed last week. those suffering at the heart of the violence in debaltseve say promises have been broken. paul brennan is there, reporting
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on the psychological scars that civilians are enduring. >> the scene is the time battle on the edge of debaltseve is scattered with the debris of war. there are burnt-out military vehicles and a tank and evidence of a close-quarters combat. it's four days since the ukranian troops fled. shell-shocked civilians are dazed and bewildered. this woman is homeless. >> translation: i wanted and tried hard to maintain the house to leave an inheritance to my grand-daughter. now it's uprepairable - no ceiling, roof - only the walls remain. >> reporter: inside her house is uninhabitable. it's so horrible. she has to sleep in the cellar under a nearby grocery store. >> 15 people are living there
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because houses have been destroyed. are they receiving help assistance. are you getting humanitarian aid? >> nothing. i have not received anything. no humanitarian aid, nothing. >> the residents emotions swing between bitter resentment and tearful despair. many have not had water supplies. all desperate. the man in the middle of the crowd is not distributing aid. he is appealing for calm. authorities, the donetsk people's republic are yet to address. the man from donetsk promises that help is on its way. >> translation: we will accept help from whoever can provide it. yesterday eight planes landed. a humanitarian convoy. 10 trucks with 110 tonnes of food stuff, especially for the
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people a fact finding group from the n.g.o. doctors without borders arrived. they haven't set up a medical facility. residents that fled to the sell areas to caep -- cell areas to escape the shelling have nowhere to go back to. when the conflict erupted, this woman hoped to finish college. she has no hope. >> there is a war going op brother is killing brother. how many innocent people have been killed. how much children have died. it's impossible to see that without weeping. only those that experience these things can know how i feel. there is nothing more terrifying in the whole world than this war. and people need to find a way to survive.
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>> an effective ceasefire in ukraine is the first small step to normality. conflict caused mental and psychological pain as deep as the hurt as ukrainians in the east deal with the violence people in kiev remember another event a year ago. foreign dignitaries have been at the site. this was in relation to a battle leading to the ousting of president viktor yanukovych. we'll cross to jonah hull in kiev for us. as the anniversary event take place where you are, there's news of violence in the east. what are you hearing? >> yes, that's right. in the last hour reports coming in of an explosion in the eastern city of kharkiv, that have killed according to
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reports, two people possibly three. causing a number of injuries. a prosperous city in the east. it hasn't been involved in the fighting. it's not part of the luhansk or donetsk. people republics in kharkiv. we understand it was a piece march not dissimilar when we see an explosive device thrown into the crowd from a passing car. a march taking place in kiev marking the anniversary of the protests a year ago. we can talk about the situation that ukraine finds itself in an i can't remember later. i'm joined by the british ambassador to ukraine's simon smith. thank you for joining us here. you were tape along with other officials to see captured armaments said to be russian, material evidence of involved in the east. it's on public display.
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there seems to be no doubt that the country is at war from russia. >> i think the selection of weapons and technology on the square is a comparatively smaller sample of what has been evidence, and what that told us is that the separatist militant effort could not have been sustained without significant help in technical terms and personal terms and in terms of supplies of weapons, training and guidance from russia. >> there is an accuracy forward in pleas. albeit a shaky one now. there's a massive uptick in the rhetoric from the president and others blaming russia for the shooting on the square. is it helpful. >> what it sounds like is the rhetoric is sustained. it's been a point made here for
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some time that it is - very few people here need convincing of russian support, the significant russian support that has been provided to the separatist militants. in that sense, i think, the perception has been well en entrenched for a long time that this is a sustained event. >> what is the consensus in the international community about what happiness if the ceasefire fails. >> at first, we are determined to do what we can to see that the ceasefire sticks. there have been some modestly positive developments over the past 24 hours or so with the indications that preparations are now being made to implement the first measures agreed under the ceasefire, with the withdrawal of heavy weapons, it's something that is a fair
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prospect. after a bad first couple of days it looks like things may be about to move in a better direction. we want the ceasefire toistically. if it doesn't. we'll need to see clearly who is responsible for not implementing the ceasefire. it's a strong impression that the ukranian government has no interest in violating the caest ceasefire. if we see evidence of the violations on the separatist side. we'll need to move quickly to show that there are serious consequences. as i say we the british government, needs no convincing that this is a military effort on the part of separatists that could not have happened without significant support, and we'll demonstrate that if that support for militancy and conflict in the east of ukraine continues,
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we'll demonstrate there is a cost to that. >> thanks for your time here on maidan independence square, where commemorations continue a year after protests led to the fall of the viktor yanukovych government. back to you. >> thank you. jonah hull reporting live from kiev now, some breaking news out of nigeria, and we are getting reports that a female suicide bomber killed five people and wounding dozens of others in the north-eastern nigerian town. this comes a week after another female suicide bomber killed 10 people also and nearby nigeria. the latest attack as a planned offensive is to be carried out by the regional force against the armed group boko haram next ponth. the french foreign minister is
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meeting cameroon's president, one of the country involved in force, in a show of support for the fight against boko haram. they have carved out territory the size of belgium, and has been carrying out more cross-boarder raids. there's more ahead on the al jazeera newshour. yemen's abd-rabbu mansour hadi insists he's still president. the houthis relevant that claim. plus indonesia's death penalty under scrutiny. a brazilian man faces the firing squad. there are questions about his mental stability why a broken bat was the least of the sri lankan's worries at the cricket world cup. details later. first, in iraq, u.s.-led coalition air strikes killed 63 i.s.i.l. fighters east of mosul.
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i.s.i.l. controlled the city since june of last year when it made large gains across iraq. kurdish forces are planning an offensive to retake mosul, the second-largest city meanwhile, syrian government air strikes in douma killed six people. damascus has been under heavy bombardment by syrian war planes. people took shelter in buildings which collapsed from the streaks. >> to yemen, where president abd-rabbu mansour hadi is meeting provincial governors and military commanders in the port city of aden. he fled the capital after being forced from power. he is still the president, but hewitty supporters reject the claim. >> reporter: the yemeni president's scale from sanaa draw this response. >> translation: we are talking
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about a president who is not legitimate counting on outsiders, foreigners. it is a southern secessionist movement. i don't understand what he's trying to accomplish by fleeing to the south. >> he pointed to an issue in the south, the fact that he did not broadcast a statement. it left many wondering if he's welcome by the powers that be. in the city. historically he's seen as a southern man who failed to do much in the south. he held the highest power in sapper. even his supporters were more confused after his statement, which failed to clarify whether his designation last month was final or whether he decided to continue in his post. he issued a statement with the list of demands. all decisions, political measures and appointments when
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the houthis overran sanaa. he called for the militias to release the capital and release government high ranking officials who had been abducted and under house arrest. the dialogue should be maintained. had he called on the international community to continue to support legitimacy protect the process and offer economic reports. some of the senior aids believe this means that abd-rabbu mansour hadi is still the president. >> all the political parties except for one or two small parties support the legitimacy of abd-rabbu mansour hadi. the whole international community spoke openly and clearly that he is still the yemeni president. >> he escaped from house arrest in many parts of the country.
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in the city supporters took to the streets, demanding he rescind his resignation. declared it as an occupied capital. the tribes announced their loyalty to the president and evidence to fight the houthis. >> there's a renewed feeling of uncertainty. it's an historic opportunity to reverse the uty coup. he needs to confirm his duties, otherwise his escape is meaningless. hundreds of protesters rallied in egypt. demonstrators in three areas of cairo protested against president abdul fatah al-sisi's government. they were also rallies in alexandria, and demanding the release of hundreds of people
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linked to the banned muslim brotherhood. in libya the trial of muammar gaddafi's sons and 33 ex-officials continued. it includes former spy chief, and others. they are back in court charged with war crimes. we have the story in neighbouring tunisia. >> the last foreign minister of muammar gaddafi's regime is close friend of muammar gaddafi, who played a key role and, of course two sons. they are held in a secret election. there has been appearances by video link and security reasons. for that not to happen the lit of charges is long.
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it was using excessive forces. misleading the international community, bringing in mercenaries fighting alongside forces. there'll not be a verdict. we should be getting closer to the end of the trial. >> a lot of people tell you. traditional justice has been a huge issue in libya, ever since muammar gaddafi was called and a lot of youth joined the armed fighting said they will not give in their weapons and return until they make sure that gadd -- that muammar gaddafi's inner circle is brought to justice. they should calm down even though things are complicated and the country was more complicated after gadd wr was
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captured. a ferry hit a cargo vessel in the pad ma river, 40km north-west of dhaka. it's not clear how many people are missing, but it's thought around 100 passengers were on board. let's get an update now. and snow in iran. >> we forget about rain and we talk about the middle east. it has a snowy winter. the cloud has cleared. what happened to the west had the impact. i looked at video pictures from the iraq border to the kaz bian. this will be a relief. following a pattern. the texture forecast in kabul. look at the mass. stretching through uzbekistan. this is the picture in the next
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24-48 hours. that snow expands in areas. we are talking about high ground. kabul still is at 10 degrees. what am i talking about. >> i'm talking about what fallsment it's 70 centimetres. behind that over 1.5 meters, adding to what is already there. a massive amount of snow to come. how does it compare with the american kus jips i thought you'dlike to see. snow in the north-east. nothing like as cold as it was. the cloud offshore is one frontal system. the real cold air is behind that. that leaves temperatures at 4 degrees, and a day after that it gets cold. the sne. snow is in the south-west. >> thank you very much. >> we want to take you to
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africa, and the number of ebola cases is declining. the outbreak is not open. detecting the new cases is crucial. a group of scientists came up with a quick diagnostic kit. >> reporter: in the fight against ebola time plays a crucial role. the longer it takes to detect a virus, the longer it takes to kill. it takes 24 hours to see if one is infected with the virus. . >> translation: there's no vaccine or treatment, so detecting the virus and isolating the patient is key to controlling the epidemic. >> reporter: long before this
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this doctor joined forces to design a quick kit. they designed a solar powered diagnosic equipment. it is essentially a lab in a suitcase and doesn't need electricity. >> with a mobile kit we can test in the community and minimise exposure to the virus and facilities. that is where the virus cultivates. >> it can detect pathogens, and was made to combat another, one in of the middle east. the kit was developed to test infections during the hajj j festivities. testing for ebola is dangerous and involves manipulating blood and sal ifa. senegal has a high-level
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containment facility. dangerous viruses are analysed here. there's only a handful of labs. this is the closest researchers continued to study the virus to find a better way to diagnose and fight the ebola. on friday the world health organisation approved the use of a 15 minute kit. scientists want to be approved to. they believe theirs is accurate. it detects the genetic make-up. the outbreak has slowed down. it's not upped control, there's focus on finding a vaccine, but less on how to detect the virus. early detection will save time and lives. stay with us on the al jazeera newshour. fears of a growing crackdown
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against venezuela. lawyers for the mayor vow to fight back against his arrest. plus... >> i'm in an indian village with free public wi-fi and other amenities. coming up how the village set itself apart australia co-hosts the cricket world cup. we find out how the sport is helping a group of asylum seekers in the country. stay with us.
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welcome back you are watching the newshour. the syrian government called a turkish operation after flagrant aggression. hundreds of turkish soldiers were send to move an otto man tomb given to turkey in 1921. thousands of people gathered across ukraine to remember those that died in deadly protests. in the city of kharkiv in the east. a car was thrown into the crowd. police say they have detained suspect. and in nigeria female suicide bomber reportedly killed five people and wounded dozens more. it happened at a security checkpoint outside a market outside a nearby up to. >> now, human rights group in indonesia wants the government to stop the execution of 10 domestic and foreign prisoners. there are 133 people op death row in indonesia.
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84 are indonesians and 49 foreigners. crimes such as drug trafficking and murder are the main offenses for which prisoners are executed. indonesia has executed 12 people. we meet the family of a brazilian facing the death penalty for drugs offenses. >> reporter: it's called the indonesian alcatraz. a prison island located in central java where the government executes prisoners. loft months six conflicts were executed by firing squad. another 10 are due to be shot. one is this man, arrested in 2004 with 19 kilograms of heroin. hidden and sentenced to death. he is ill, the family says the documented condition was never part of the defense, because he
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lacked proper representation in court. >> i'm here because i know that indonesia law doesn't agree with someone that is sick. that's what i don't understand. if they don't know he's sick okay. if he is sick. i can prove this officially. >> human rights groups say the legal system has too many loopholes, and urged the government to cancel executions and investigate the case. >> most of the prisoners sentenced to death are foreigners, and are not given proper lars and don't have access to translators. they don't speak indonesian or english. it is impossible for them to understand our legal system.
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>> the prosecutor general says he's willing to look into the case. we received a request to poewes phone the execution. we haven't replied until it's prch he is mentally ill or if he's making it up to avoid execution. >> reporter: international pressure is growing to cancel executions. there's proper repercussions by australia or other countries will not stop them. two australian men have been given more time to suspend with their families. the transfer has been postponed. the australian government is trying to save their lives, tactics have upset the indonesian government. >> i will not speculate what they'll do. what i know is this - threats are not part of the romantic
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language, yes. threats are not part of the romantic language, and from what i know no one responsible. >> reporter: the family still has hope. they trust that the last-minute appeal will convince the government to have him sent to hospital instead of being executed police in the maldives arrested former president. for his decision to arrest a suj in power. thousands of people have protested his definition: australia prime minister tony abbott said the government will reviewlation. following reports. the report recommends tightening
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gun laws and says no government or person is to blame for the incident. three people including the gunman was killed. he was an iranian-born australian citizen who sought asylum in australia. now, to venezuela, where lawyers representing the mayor of caracas say they'll appeal against his arrest on charges of plotting a coup. prosecutors say app toppio was planning violent acts but the woigs was planning to see the evidence. his arrested part of a crackdown on anyone opposing president nicolas maduro. >> the major has been indicted for conspiracy to plat violence. he was transferred where another
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opposition leader leopoldo lopez has been held for a year. the conspiracy included an assassination attempt. they co-dined plans for a government to replace the president. >> i will never give in to them. >> the government is blaming the opposition for what it. what am i saying here that they are the ones that imposed the rationing and restrictions strangling our people. we must close ranks. >> we talk about the incidents. once a week. from the government to distract attention fro the country's economic and political problems
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and focus and try to distract and make false accusations. >> polls show ratings fell to 0%. and they'll provide evidence to prove that plotters haddined in the conspiracy. that prompted the colombian president to issue a defile. she called for opposition to be suspected and for due process. the outgoing head said venezuela must stop the event. more than 1,000 muslims formed a human join in oslo. it was a symbolic suggestion following an attack in
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neighbouring denman. a group said they wanted to show the group that islam meant love and community. >> i'm here to show interfaith and to show that we get along. this is what being human sa all about. getting along the greek government is racing to finalise the debt deals. the cabinet has until monday to convince creditors that it can balance the books and keep election promises including making the civil service for effective and combatting tax evasion. that will be tough, taxes have risen and the numbers not paying
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them. >> reporter: these are the children whose parents lost the ability to care for them. they live in children's villages, it pays $130,000 in taxes, doesn't seek payments. it's five times since before the crisis. with that money it could care for another 25,000 children. >> we have important charities and greece and they could compete. not because they lack support, but the government by taxation is taking the money. she is making and doing what the states would do. >> taxes have risen to repay creditors for quarter of a trillian.
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so have arrears. greeks owe the treasury $86 billion and seem decreasingly able to pay. state revenue dropped. ced stores believe greece will fall short of its target. >> the fast majority of taxpayers owes money. $97" of grebe tax a years are owed by 11% of tax payers including a tough lot of tax evaders the government failed to rain in. >> the government plan is a large sum to show that it is soars. it's inviting people to come forward with a down payment and matches it with a discount of equal size. >> we'll do our best. we didn't know before the figures, we know now. the policy needs to put a stop to the increase in taxes.
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next to help team that cannot pay. austerity managed to increase tax revenue. experts believe it's not sustainable. added an aboll ired property tax and restoring a tax exemption to the exhausted middle class. to provide social spending it has to bring growth and pair back an expensive state, and greece's creditors don't belief they can stay ahead. stay with us sport ahead. we tell you if rafael nadal continues in rio and hood's academy awars - but why some of the biggest moves have no role in the
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biggest night. - -
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welcome back. hollywood is gearing up for the biggest night in its awards calendar. the oscars. this year the top five the best picture, is between the comedy "birdman", and "boyhood." what about the big money-making block busters. they are not on the lift. phil lavelle looks at why the red carpet is ready. no, not that one, this one. they are all over town as hollywood prepares and fans go crazy for the oscars. parties everywhere. >> eddie redmayne. >> no. >> reporter: film is fuel for
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this place, it's all people are talking about as sunday evening approaches. it is a big night ahead. one of these, here are the best picture nominees eight - loads of choice. see anything missing. for years top-grossing phelps that's what. take -- films, that's what. take, for example, "transformers," taking a billion, and the latest hobbit film, and "guardians of the galaxy" was up there too. none of the films are in the best picture category which raises the questions if the films are not there that the masses watch but the films the academy likes are, who do the awards who do the oscars really represent. >> i think if you look historically, the first "star wars" was nominated for best picture. the academy is against that movie, it's not had equal representation. you can look the other way and say you can give a platform to
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the small phelps, and a lot of time the movie gets a berm at the box office. more go to see it. >> reporter: nancy is a sippa matographer by -- cinematographer by day, and member of the academy. 6,000 strong. many are anonymous, here is her tape. >> we neated the oscars to highlight the smaller films, which is why you see most nominated. the block busters have a machine behind them they don't need help. >> for those that don't get an nomination you can look at the bright side to the makers of "the lego movie". >> they can't take our message. >> this ceremony is watched
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worldwide. it's influential and doing something right. even if the makers don't get a look in think otherwise. >> time for sport, and here is joe. >> we started the cricket world cup. india won the battle of the big guns. india won the toss. they were led to 308/7. notching up 137. india combined for a partnership. south africa all out for 177 runs. india winning by 130 sri lanka escaped an upset by afghanistan in doesn't eid jip. they posted 232 in their innings. the captain faced a determined
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bowling attack breaking a bat. sri lanka were released to 51-4 with afghanistan in site of victory before steadying. sri lanka reached a tart with 10 balls to spare. as you heard sri lanka beat afghanistan, but another team is making waves in sydney. ocean 12 a group of asylum seekers who formed a team while the government sides whether or not they can stay in australia. as we found out their proxance had a positive impact on and off the pitch. >> it's a scene at contribute grounds all around australia. it cap vary from the sublime to the lyingly reidic u lougs. for one team it means more than taking the odd wicket. meet ocean 12 a team of sri lankan asylum seekers playing
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cricket and changing attitude. the the name comes from the fact that they cross the ocean to come to australia. once they landed they were moved from the detention center all around the country. and they found themselves here in sydney unable to work unable to study. the game of crick or playing the game of contribute is a valuable outlet in more ways than one. i feel better. it's giving peace of mind and communication. >> what is it like, meeting local players and teams. >> yes recollects they are very friendly. >> it helps their self-worth mental health and gives them reason for getting up in the in
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respecting. they are part of a -- morning. they are part of a team. the team is part of the competition, and they are mixing with other players from all walks of life and this has been a crucial part in their development to integrate them into the australian way of life. >> not some are they integrating but net beat their australian opposition. the latest victims, western sydney's mud grabs. >> i was surprised when the first ball came at me head. they are good cricketers. and they smashed them. they are good blokes too. >> the match ended in another victory for ocean 12. the biggest challenge will not be on the contribute pip -- cricket pitch, but with the immigration society who will decide whether they can stay. >> alopso hit a wall at more
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than 240 k/hr and has been taken to hospital. he was air lifted to hospital for tests. his team said he was conscious and speaking sunday is a highlight of the nascar, as the drivers prepare for day tone a500 a domestic violence case is overshadowing it. kurt busch will not take part after losing two appeals against a suspension after allegedly beating his ex-girl. his actions were ruled detrimental to stock car racing. busch may face a court case he has not been charged and denies the allegations. >> it's been a rough near rough start to 2015 for world number three.
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the 29-year-old suffered one of his worst losses. it got worse on saturday. >> reporter: he's known as the king of play dominating courts for a decade. rafael nadal's 12-year semifinal winning streak came to an end in rio. with the defending champion bundled out by world 27 on saturday. the spaniard started well but began to fade after the first set. serving to stay in the match at 5-6 in the third, a worn out rafael nadal was pushed to the limit. fon eeny coming into the net to scoop up a ball. sending it across court to win the match and set up a final. >> i feel my time is closed closer than a month ago.
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to the leftthat i would arrive again. i'm playing with the right attitude. ial motivated not to do it that way again. >> reporter: rafael nadal is desperate to rebound from the loss starting in baseball writers association of america association next week. he could have a lot of work to do before he's back to the stunning form that has seen him bin the past fine of 10 french open titles. that tournament is three months away. on to football. and bunses league leaders bayern munich munich notched up a win, a 6-0 victory. franks rooubary got on the sheet. bayern scored in the last two. the top of the table hats 55, 11
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clear of wolfsburg barcelona's 11-game winning streak ended after losing at home to malaga. visitors took advantage of a defensive make and despite domination of position they couldn't score. barca squandered a chance to lead real madrid. they can extend the lead when it travels to one of four matches, a 7-goal thriller. with it they move up to 10th. in england tottenham were in trouble against west ham. they trial 2-1. west ham are looking for a second win in nine premier league games. lester are at liverpool shortly. and southampton more sport on aljazeera.com/sport. check it out. that's all the sport for now. >> thank you very much indeed.
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now, a village in india has undergone a massive transformation in the last eight years. they have fully paved roads, water purifying plant and wi-fi. it's due to a local engineer who says the developments can be rebly kated. we go to the -- replicated in other parts of the country. we go to the village to find out more. >> at first glass it looks like any other village in india, but that changes if you look and listen closely. this is an engineer responsible for 24 security cameras, public which fi and more. he grew up walking through mud to get to school. it's very different. >> translation: we have paved roads, sewerage and water supply, high-take activities,
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and apps to watch school activities at school. >> reporter: changes are focussed on helping people. it's been popular with villages who surfed the web. >> firefight has made a difference. i don't have to travel to the city, i can do that sitting here. the process has been strategic, starting with building proper roads. it sells 20 litres of water for six sent, and a public address system. aside from high tech investments and c c.t.v. cameras, it helps people educate themselves. it's existing funding and the foreside to use it which separates this village from others in the country.
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the roots are crumbling and there's little sanitation. let alone wi-fi. other villages in the area are learning from the example. and he credits forward thinking to its leaders. . >> translation: the villages nearby are headed by holder men who are not as aware or motivated. they are young actors. there's progress. the next step is to continue development with plans to improve the look of the village. demonstrating the journey of one village as it brened the traditional with the modern stay with us on al jazeera, more world news shortly, incluing the latest from eastern ukraine. back in a moment.
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